Virginia Homeless Solutions Program (VHSP) is a Virginia Commonwealth-funded program for the sheltering of homeless households, the prevention of homelessness, and the rapid rehousing of those who have become homeless. This program is designed to first divert households from homelessness meaning explore other resources a household might have before issuing financial assistance offer other assistance such as budgeting. Our CoC has developed policies and procedures for the VHSP regarding centralized housing intake, shelter operations, homeless prevention program (HPP), and rapid re-housing (RRH).
Program Guidelines, Instructions and Forms:
VHSP Grant Updates
- Funding Decision for FY2020-2020 VHSP Yearly BudgetThe CoC funding decision for the FY2020-2022 VHSP Yearly Budget is now available for public comment from now until February 20, 2020. The Executive Committee established centralized intake and street outreach as priority program areas for CoC funding and determined that the emergency shelter program area should not be allocated additional funds. Comments can be… Continue Reading VHSP Grant
- 2018-2019 VHSP CoC ReportThe 2018-2019 VHSP CoC Report portrays information concerning households served within the CoC from 2018 to 2019, broken down by VHSP grantees, and including cost per household per grantee. Current VHSP grantees in the Western Virginia CoC include AIDS Response Effort, Choices of Page County, First Step, The Laurel Center, Mercy House, and Shenandoah Alliance… Continue Reading VHSP Grant
- DHCD FY2020-2022 Guidelines and ApplicationThe Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development has announced that the Homeless and Special Needs Housing (HSNH) funding application for the Virginia Homeless Solutions Program (VHSP) and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) is now available in the Centralized Application Management System (CAMS). They anticipate releasing the Housing Trust Fund Homeless Reduction Grant portion of the HSNH… Continue Reading VHSP Grant
- Notice of Funding Availability for FY2020-2022 VHSP CycleIn preparation for the Virginia Homeless Solutions Program (VHSP) FY2020-2022 grant cycle, the Western Virginia Continuum of Care (CoC) is now accepting Letter of Intent (LOI) applications from eligible agencies operating within the CoC’s geographic region which are currently providing or intending to provide homeless services in the following program areas: targeted prevention, rapid re-housing,… Continue Reading VHSP Grant